Nominated for: BEST Local Bands
Armed with musicianship, intelligence, and an passionate loyalty to the power of creation, Flobots are looking to engage a new musical culture, one mind at a time. Progressive in both style and message, the band's ability to drop from symphonic rock-infused crescendos into stripped-down string-laden break beats has earned Flobots a reputation for both originality and authenticity. After originally forming as a side project in 2005, Flobots brought together Emcee's Jonny 5 and Brer Rabbit with violist Mackenzie Roberts, guitarist Andy Guerrero, bassist Jesse Walker, trumpet player Joe Ferrone, and drummer Kenny Ortiz. The band's first EP Platypus' CD sales in the first week put Flobots at #1 on Twist & Shout's bestseller list. The upward trajectory continues as the band prepares to release its first full-length record, Fight With Tools, on October 16th, 2007.